ON Monday, June 11, at the Playhouse Cinema, Louth Film Club will be screening the latest film by Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu.
A joint Mexican/Spanish production, set in Barcelona, Biutiful (spelt as it would be in Spanish, if there were such a word) is no feelgood movie, but it’s a muscular, bravura film with an outstanding, award-winning performance by Javier Bardem.
Bardem plays a hustler whose criminal activites contrast with his life as a devoted father of two young children trying to hold his family together. On learning that he faces death he tries to put his life, and his family, in order.
Biutiful is Certificate 15. The show starts at 7.30pm. Non-members are welcome, paying the normal Playhouse Cinema ticket prices.
The club’s programme of films, up to January 2013, is available, free, from Off The Beaten Tracks record shop at 36 Aswell Street (closed on Thursdays) or from Louth Library or the Playhouse. The club’s website – www.louthfilmclub.com – also has details of its forthcoming films.